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Quality Certification for Wood Housing

The 5-star quality certification program is the first voluntary wood construction quality assurance program jointly developed by CWK and KWCA (the Korea Wood Construction Association) with support of NIFoS (the National Institute of… more

Highest Shear Wall Multiplier Approved for P&B Midply

The “Shear Wall Multiplier” is the seismic resistance indicator specified in the Japanese building code (Building Standard Law: BSL). This allows architects to simplify the structural confirmation of shear walls against lateral force… more

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Revised code to take effect in August

A revised national standard for wood frame constructions will take effect starting August 1.
The Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development has approved the revised code. It includes modifications to lumber grading and strength… more

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Timber structure design competition seeks entries

Canada Wood China has again teamed up with university partners to hold a timber structure design competition this June as a part of continuous efforts to inspire interest in wood frame construction among future professionals.
The 3rd… more

The wooden ‘footbridge’ in Panmunjom

A bridge is a structure that connects the lands separated by a geographical obstacle such as a stream, canyon, etc. Bridges often signify connection, exchange, reunion, and mediation. The blue footbridge in Panmunjom, which was one of the… more

Fire safety symposiums held in Shanghai and Beijing

Canada Wood China joined European Wood to hold symposiums on fire safety in timber structures. The first was in Shanghai on April 27th while the second was in Beijing on April 28th.
The seminars attracted more than 400 industry… more

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Japan Housing Starts Summary for February & March 2018

Total February housing starts edged down 2.6% to 69,071 units. Wooden starts fell 3.2% to 38,340 units. Pre-fab housing fell 8% to 10,063 units. Post and beam housing declined 3.2% to 29,070. Platform frame starts fell 3.0% to 8,255 units…. more

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Japan Economic Update

According to Cabinet Office date, Japan’s first quarter GDP slipped by 0.2%, thereby ending two consecutive years of continuous growth. The decline was attributable to flat consumer spending and a slight decrease in capital investment…. more

Elderly Facility Suzuran

Yoshitaka Architects Engineers & Consultants has just finished another spectacularly designed and constructed 2×4 fireproof building in southern Japan. The architect firms latest work, is a long-term care geriatric health… more